Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - A Basket of Balloons!

It's an especially nice Saturday for me - first - I've started a two week vacation - whoo hoo!   and second - it's time for the WMS Sketch Challenge!

I was the designer of the sketch again this week - I hope you find it inspiring!
I took a few liberties with my own sketch (!)  using sentiments in the center instead of rectangles.  My original plan (in my head) was to have 4 baskets along the bottom - but they didn't fit - so this design evolved!  My card is 3" x 5 1/2" so it will fit in a regular A2 envelope.

And see my balloons??  they are actually eggs from the Spring Baskets set that I stamped upside down!  The string knots are from Bitty Banners - I drew the long strings with a fine marker - the basket and Birthday Wishes are from Bountiful Basket Additions, the Bravo! and Hurrah! are from Fancy Phrases

I left everything clean and simple - no coloring, bling or ribbon so this could be sent to a guy or a gal!

I hope you will join us by making a card using my sketch this week - you can check it all out at the WMS Sketch Challenge Blog.  You could be chosen a top mouse or win a WMS stamp set!  Winners are announced on Saturday's along with the new sketch for the week.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases, Spring Baskets, Bitty Banners, Bountiful Basket Additions.
Paper:  White - PTI, 2 shades of orange Bazzill.
Ink:  Memento Potters Clay & Rich Cocoa.
Accessories:  large oval punch - SU, foam tape, brown Micron 01 pen.

18 comments:

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...this is such a clever design. Love how you made the balloons!

velta said...

You smart, inventive girl you! What a great idea to make those eggs into bal;oons....I told you this was one of my faves with Waltzing Mouse Stamps...you are enabling me again girl. TFS Julia!

Thanks for the site on that ribbon :)(

Debgem said...

Julia - love the sketch, and I think your take it fabulous. Most impressed with the balloons and basket! Super colours too!

cbuswell said...

Your card is SO clever, I LOVE it!!

cbuswell said...

Your card is SO clever, I LOVE it!!

Michelle said...

Such a great idea having the balloons coming out of the basket. Great inspiration!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Another great sketch, Julia! I love that you shook things up a bit with the design - great idea and very clever!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Francie G. said...

Very creative and clever, Julia! Fabulous!

scrappermimi said...

What a great way to uses this sketch!

Joan Ervin said...

This looks awesome, Julia....I love your take on the sketch and the balloon is FABULOUS!!!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So clever, creative and cute Julia!! LOVE your egg balloons!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Julia! Love the basket and balloons! Thanks for the fun sketch and inspiration :)

maryr917 said...

this is a great card julia-love how you altered your own sketch (lol)-a creative idea for the ballloons-enjoy your 2 week vacation-rest, relax and stamp stamp stamp

Janine said...

Great design Julia!! Hope all is well with you!

Mara... said...

What a fun fun card!! I love the balloons coming out of the basket!

Wanda Cullen said...

Yay for you, Julia, on getting 2 weeks of vacation! I love your sketch and hope to find time to play tomorrow on my day off! Great card!

Kate W. said...

Absolutely brilliant of you...as usual!! Wowzers, I would have never thought of this in a thousand years. It is soo creative. I love it!